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Cover Battle: 2013 Cover of The Year Poll

You had to know you wouldn’t be escaping 2013 without one final award. As you know from FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle, we’re big fans of magazine covers. Below are some of our favorites from the past year.

We know you’re doing the least amount of work possible before the holiday break (no, ordering a DVD of Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style doesn’t count as work). Why not take a minute to vote for your favorite? Just in case you were wondering, The Atlantic won last year’s contest.

The Cover of The Year winner will be announced next Monday, December 30.

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Sam Rosen Named The Atlantic’s VP of Marketing

The AtlanticThe Atlantic has named Sam Rosen as vice president of marketing. Rosen comes to The Atlantic from DigitasLBi, a marketing agency. His most recent role there was VP and director of social content. Prior to his time at DigitasLBI, Rosen founded Evolution.is, an advertising and branding company.

“Sam is one of the more accomplished marketing talents in the business,” said Hayley Romer, VP and publisher of The Atlantic, in a statement. “An early innovator in the development of branded content, he’s a leader in the field. His experience, plus his creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, and love of The Atlantic brand make him an invaluable addition to our team.”

Rosen’s appointment is effective immediately.

 

The Atlantic Wire Rebrands as ‘The Wire’

Atlantic-Wire-Logo-1-31The Atlantic Wire, the news site from The Atlantic, has rebranded itself as simply The Wire; a completely unique name. We can’t think of anything similar. When the FishbowlNY editors think of The Wire, our minds are completely blank. We do not imagine an iconic TV show that made rich people scared to visit Baltimore.

Why did The Atlantic Wire change its name? According to Gabriel Snyder, the site’s editor, it had something to do with news.

“News is undergoing a radical transformation in the social era,” said Snyder, in a statement. ”The news is still the news, but how news breaks and the number of places it breaks has increased exponentially. The Wire is your trusted source to help you keep up.” Well said. Also, news. News and news.

Along with the site change (new url, too: thewire.com) there is one staffing shift to report. David Minkin, The Atlantic‘s associate publisher of sales strategy and operations, will also be The Wire’s head of sales and marketing.

In related news, starting next week FishbowlNY will be known as Remington Steele.

Peter Beinart Leaves Daily Beast for Atlantic Media

Peter Beinart is leaving The Daily Beast for Atlantic Media, where he’ll serve as a contributing editor. His work will appear in The Atlantic, TheAtlantic.com and National Journal. He’ll also participate in Atlantic Live and National Journal Live events.

Beinart served as a senior political writer and editor of the Daily Beast’s Open Zion blog. He is an associate professor of journalism and political science at CUNY and a senior fellow at the New America Foundation. His work has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Financial Times.

Beinart will join Atlantic Media in January 2014.

The Atlantic Promotes Hayley Romer

A year and a half after joining The Atlantic as associate publisher, Hayley Romer has been upped to vice president and publisher. During a quarter that will mark the brand’s best-ever for advertising revenue.

Hayley RomerFrom today’s announcement:

“Hayley is a tireless advocate for The Atlantic brand — bringing in new business, breaking categories and clients for the first time, and inspiring her team to do the same,” said M. Scott Havens, president of The Atlantic. “I’m thrilled she will be leading our award-winning sales and marketing teams as we double down on innovation, expansion and growth.”

Added Romer: “I am honored to help lead The Atlantic, an organization that simultaneously embodies a rich, storied history and an entrepreneurial approach to the future of publishing across a variety of platforms.”

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Morning Media Newsfeed: Finke ‘Locked Out’ | Fusion Debuts | Atlantic Wire to Rebrand

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Nikki Finke ‘Locked Out’ of Deadline, Planned Exit Gets More Tumultuous (Daily Beast / Sexy Beast)
Late Thursday night, Hollywood’s breaking news czar Nikki Finke made the most decided confirmation yet that she is planning to leave Deadline.com and sever ties with Jay Penske, who bought the site in 2009 and notoriously angered Finke by also buying one of her site’s major competitors, Variety, in 2012. Under her guidance, Deadline earned a reputation for breaking Hollywood’s biggest news while ruthlessly covering the industry’s players. “I am building out NikkiFinke.com and will unveil it right after the new year,” she tweeted. “Can’t wait to report the real truth about Hollywood.” The kinks, apparently, weren’t worked out throughout the course of the day Friday, as Finke claimed in a series of tweets Friday afternoon that, at least temporarily, she had been locked out of her site, unable to post as normal, and suspected that Penske was purposely blocking her from Deadline. Defamer Deadline’s Mike Fleming Jr. makes it clear that while Finke was not locked out of the site as she claims, she has been restricted to editing only her own posts. He also goes on to say that Finke was indeed banned from tweeting Deadline feeds on her own Twitter page, so as to avoid “distractions and diversions” — likely from Finke sharing her side of the story. The Atlantic Wire Now Finke has to figure a way out of her contract with Penske while legally maintaining her right to build a new website that will compete directly with Deadline. That fight will be a difficult one for Finke to win. But as the attacks continue, the knives get bloodier and more bodies are left in this conflict’s wake, eventually Penske will have to step in. FishbowlNY At the moment, things seem to be back to box-office-analysis normal. Or at least as “normal” as it gets when Finke is involved.

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Uri Friedman Named Global Editor of TheAtlantic.com

The AtlanticUri Friedman is rejoining The Atlantic as global editor of its website, TheAtlantic.com. Friedman comes to The Atlantic from Foreign Policy, where he served as deputy managing editor. Friedman is succeeding Olga Khazan, who is moving into a writing role.

In related news, Moisés Naím is joining TheAtlantic.com as contributing editor to the global channel. Moisés was editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy from 1996 to 2010, and most recently served as chief international columnist for El Pais and La Repubblica, newspapers in Spain and Italy, respectively.

Below is the memo from Bob Cohn — editor of Atlantic Digital — announcing the moves.

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Cover Battle: Architectural Digest or The Atlantic

Welcome back to another Cover Battle, FishbowlNY’s weekly post that asks readers to be as superficial as possible.

This week we have Architectural Digest versus The Atlantic. AD features Ralph Lauren looking as cool as a person can possibly look. Seriously, the only way this cover could make Lauren any cooler is if there was an explosion in the background. Don’t steal our idea AD.

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Time Celebrates MLK ‘I Have a Dream’ with Special Issue, Website

August 28 marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech, and to commemorate that, Time is going all in. The print issue features items reflecting on King’s impact from Maya Angelou, Jesse Jackson, Shonda Rimes, John Conyers, Marco Rubio, Theodore Olson, Malala Yousafzai and more. The cover is a fantastic picture (by Dan Budnik) of King at the legendary March on Washington.

On the digital side, Time has launched a multimedia site, Time.com/onedream. It comes packed with 10 videos, featuring the likes of Joan Baez, Harry Belafonte and several others. The site is the first effort from Red Border Films, Time’s new documentary unit Red Border Films, and it’s quite an  impressive debut.

Time’s special anniversary issue hits newsstands tomorrow.

The First Issues of Popular Magazines

The Week’s photo blog has a fun post up featuring 17 covers from the first issues of popular magazines. The first People — published in 1974 — featured Mia Farrow on the front. Playboy of course went with Marilyn Monroe. And New York? Uh, New York.

Anyway, we love magazines, and it’s always interesting to see how far a specific title’s design has come since it debuted. For example, The Atlantic’s first issue, from 1857, looks exactly as old as it sounds.

For more first issues, click through.

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